Don’t Let Disappointment Ruin Your Day

We all get disappointed.  But if our ability to regulate disappointment is compromised by an emotional block, feelings of disappointment and their resulting behaviors can ruin the day.  After disappointment, we can become hypersensitive, reactive, angry, distracted; we can start blaming others; we can start craving unhealthy things like sugar or drugs; the list goes…

Emotional Regulation Is Not Only For Children (How to Self-Regulate)

A rather upset individual complained to me that “emotional regulation is for children” among other words. Of course, many parents may know about emotional regulation for children especially if they give them “time outs” (I don’t mean in a punishing way), or have their infants trained to fall asleep on their own, particularly after waking…